Head's Welcome

A Warm Welcome to Huxlow

My philosophy is very clear, 'if it is not good enough for my child, then it is not good enough for yours'.

At Huxlow we are committed to developing the whole child, and strive to ensure that every student’s experience is one where they feel Safe, Happy and experience Success.

School years should be the most memorable, and our aim is to offer a wealth of opportunities and experiences to ensure every student leaves enriched and equipped for life beyond Huxlow.

Each member of staff is committed to a common goal which is to ensure ‘every individual is empowered to fulfil their potential’. As well as an excellent academic provision student can expect high quality wellbeing support through out each Key Stage. Our most recent OFSTED recognised that “everyone in the school puts pupil’s well-being at the centre of everything they do”.

We are proud that as a result of their Huxlow experience and personal dedication, students are supported to achieve their goals and go on to a range of top Universities including Oxford and Cambridge, access competitive Apprenticeships and acquire sought after roles in the world of work. Mostly, we are proud that our students go on to be responsible young adults who are an asset to our community.

I am incredibly lucky to lead such a dedicated team of staff at Huxlow and to watch our students flourish, equipped for exciting futures, as a result of staff expertise and guidance.

Should you wish to find out more about Huxlow Science College, please contact us on enquiries@huxlow.northants.sch.uk

Best wishes

Mrs Kim Isaksen

Acting Head Teacher

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RAIR opportunity for Year 8, building aspirations and resilience

Throughout the spring term 2017, 19 students from Huxlow’s Year 8 are participating in an extended project known as RAIR: Raising Aspirations and Increasing Resilience linked with the Sky Sports Living For Sport (SSLFS) programme. Lead by Huxlow’s PE Department and an Athlete Mentor from the Youth Sport Trust, the project aims to “create a group of RAIR Champions within school who will play a role in developing a culture of aspiration where young people have the resilience to overcome challenges that they will face on their journey.”

On Day 1, Thursday 23 February 2017, the 19 students selected were introduced to their Athlete Mentor, Andrew Bridge, a former international basketball player who has won medals at the Commonwealth Games. They participated in lots of games and activities, and were required to rate their progress throughout the day and set personal goals for the future.

Throughout the project, all the activities are designed to raise the students’ aspirations (ie. “hope or ambition to achieve things”, “wanting something more”, “having a long term vision”) and resilience (ie. “getting through challenging times”, “bouncebackability”, “using the downs to drive the ups”).

On Monday 27 March 2017, the students completed The Cube Challenge; the group were challenged to finish 9 out of 12 tasks within 50 minutes as a team. If they failed a task they had to start again from the first task and work their way through. All the tasks involved team work, communication and problem solving, such as Jenga Reach, Rope of Fear, Memory Cards, Bridge, etc. They successfully completed it with 5 seconds to spare!

The next challenge the group have been set is to come up with ideas to help the new Year 6 students with their transition to Huxlow in Year 7. Two ideas suggested include a motivational video to be shown at the Year 6 Open Evening and a wristband that all Year 6 students would get that includes vital information about Huxlow and motivational quotes.

The group members are also working on ice breaker activities that they will run during LORIC time with their form groups.

During the final half day of their project, Andrew Bridge will return to assist the students in presenting their ideas to Huxlow’s Senior Leadership Team and create a Legacy Project that will show how the RAIR project will last through the years at Huxlow.

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